Among computer hardware enthusiasts, hardcore gamers, and early adopters, there is perhaps no computer manufacturer that ranks as high-end as Alienware. Barely ten years old and recently acquired by Dell, Alienware has been at the forefront of high technology by focusing on all facets of design and incorporating only the latest circuitry inside its machines.
A recent trend known as “case modification,” in which computer owners customize their PC cases, can be attributed to Alienware’s rich history of unique case designs. Their most popular case design is also one of their first: a case that looks like the face of an alien from your favorite sci-fi movie.
But some of the newer case designs are based on comics or movies, including the best-selling Star Wars and Superman case designs. Using airbrushed figures painted on the side of the case, cool lighting from inside the case fans, and even a matching bundled Windows theme to boot, Alienware took the case modding movement by storm.
When they released their versions of Star Wars to coincide with the release of Episode III, they created the “Dark Side” and “Light Side” versions to correlate with the different sides of the Force. Even individual screensavers for each computer were uploaded to match their respective cases.
While Alienware machines have traditionally been considered expensive, that’s only because Alienware spares no expense. Buyers of Alienware machines know they are getting only the most advanced technology on the market: graphics cards from NVIDIA, their choice of the latest AMD or Intel processors, liquid cooling systems, plenty of memory, and only the largest and fastest hard drives on the market. . market. Many of Alienware’s desktop computers come equipped with Dual SLI video, a feature that allows two video cards to act as one for nearly twice the processing speed. This feature is rarely found on standard PCs and usually requires a motherboard upgrade.
Before the release of Windows Vista, almost all Alienware computers were already more than adequately configured to handle Vista’s demanding hardware requirements. If you just need to browse the web or check email, then the only reason to buy an Alienware machine is simply because of its condition. But if you want to play the latest games without throttling your computer, you’ll want to check out Alienware’s offerings. Even a one or two year old Alienware computer will often be more powerful than similarly priced newer systems.
Of course, the absolute status symbol is held by an Alienware laptop. The sincere pride of an Alienware laptop owner is unmatched. Other big laptop manufacturers like IBM and Toshiba have laptops that come close to an Alienware laptop, at the higher end of their model lines. But that’s where Alienware’s line of models begins.
Many graphic artists, web design specialists, and even information technology students will find an Alienware computer a welcome addition to their lifestyle. Alienware’s tagline, “The World’s Most Powerful PCs” is undisputed, and they prove their reign in the tech market every month.
Several years ago, Alienware also began selling workstations. In a market crowded by IBM, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard, Alienware did something unique: offering home and small business workstations that were affordable, but with more raw power than their competitors. Of course, they also offered workstations with features that allowed them to easily function as gaming machines, something their competition didn’t find.
The only way to buy an Alienware computer is second hand on places like eBay or through their own website. Not everyone can afford a new Alienware machine, but finding a quality used Alienware machine is a treasure for many. Some designs from years gone by are even considered collectibles.